How to Open a Dynamics AX Client with No Load-balancing

By Jackie Olson | February 17, 2016

Some clients working with Microsoft Dynamics AX might have an environment with multiple AOS's. For example AX-AOS1, AX-AOS2, AX-AOS3, AX-AOS4, AX-AOS5 are all in an AX system cluster called "Load Balanced AOS Instances."

 

You need to log into a specific AOS to perform a task. For example, you need to setup a password for an application and the password encryption includes AOS related data. You'll have to log-in to the five different AOS's to setup the password, so when users connect to any one of the five AOS, the application will recognize the password as a valid password.

 

To force an AX client to log-in to a specific AOS, you need to use the "-loadbalance=0" configuration command in the AX client config like below.  Then in the Connection tab, enter the specific AOS server name/instance you want to connect to.

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Save the above configuration and you will now be able to login to AX connected to that specific AOS.

 

More information about how to manage Dynamics AX client configuration can be found on Microsoft Technet: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa569651.aspx

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